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For Indiana Fever power forward Natalie Achonwa, body care is also a part of her job description." After the team put it to a Facebook poll, Achonwa got the nickname Ace. Novosel, a stellar Natalie in her own right, went on to play 31 games with the Washington Mystics in 2012, where it should be noted she played for then-Mystics assistant Marianne Stanley. Achonwa’s year was cut short by a torn left ACL during a game against Baylor in the Elite Eight of the Women’s NCAA Tournament that caused her to miss a trip to the Final Four (where Notre Dame lost the championship game) as well as the 2014 FIBA World Championship. On July 31, Natalie Achonwa passed Natalie Williams for fifth-most rebounds in Indiana Fever history, with 678 career rebounds. “It'd be really cool if I did end up passing Williams for all time and holding that record for Natalie rebounds,” Achonwa told The Next. In 2009 Achonwa was part of Canada’s best-ever fourth place finish at the FIBA U-19 World Championships. Development training will be provided by the Mid States […] While there have not been two Natalies on active rosters in the league, Achonwa and Natalie Novosel caused some confusion while at Notre Dame. She finished her senior season averaging career highs in points and assists per game and turned that success into a 9th overall selection in the 2014 WNBA draft. Family: Parents Manny and Marion Achonwa… Older brother Adrian… Younger sister Kendra… Getting into the Sport: Started playing basketball at age 11… After a growth spurt her travel soccer coach invited her to try out for the basketball team he also coached… Outside Interests: Graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2014 (Management Consulting)… In 2014-15 was the Director of Operations for Notre Dame’s women’s basketball team… Enjoys travelling in her spare time… Selected to play on Drake’s All-Star Celebrity Team at the 2016 NBA All-Star Game in Toronto; unable to play due to knee injury but helped coach Team Canada… Odds and Ends: Favourite quote: “God places the heaviest burden on those who can carry its weight.” – Reggie White… Nicknames: Nat, Ace…, FIBA Americas: 2015 – GOLD; 2013 – SILVER, 2011 – BRONZE; 2009 – BRONZE. Even so, there’s plenty of Natalie history to go. Join the Canadian Olympic Club, presented by Bell, an all-access community uniting and rewarding Team Canada fans – it’s free. She said 'both y'all get off the court.'”. Natalie Achonwa made history in 2009 when she became the youngest player ever selected to the Canadian Senior National Team at age 16. (July 27, 2012 - Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images Europe). She went on to play all six of Canada’s games at Rio 2016, averaging 5.0 points per game. In starting her collegiate career at Notre Dame, Achonwa became the first international player for the Fighting Irish women’s basketball team. Check out the latest pictures, photos and images of Natalie Achonwa. Last season Achonwa passed Williams for most points by a Natalie with the Fever. Becky Hammon and Natalie Achonwa Photos appear in: Here's How 'The Conners' Can Survive Without Roseanne, Best and Worst Dressed at the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards, Highlights from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2014, Ranking All of Ted Mosby's Ex-Girlfriends, Our Favorite TV Ships Before We Even Knew What Shipping Was, Celebrities Who Love 'Harry Potter' Just As Much As You Do, TV Wedding Dresses, Ranked From Best To Worst, Becky Hammon and Natalie Achonwa Photos Pictures, California Notice / Do Not Sell My Personal Information. As a Natalie myself, I decided to look into this bit of nomenclature-based basketball history. Novosel currently ranks third in WNBA Natalie history with with 41 total rebounds as a Natalie. Role models matter, and this proliferation of Natalie success bodes well for the next generation of us. Welcome to The Next: A basketball newsroom brought to you by The IX. She had made her international debut at the 2008 FIBA U-18 Americas Championships, again the youngest player selected at age 15, and helped Canada to the silver medal. “We were doing a defensive drill, and I'm going to say it was Natalie Novosel that messed up, I honestly don't remember, but one of us made a mistake, and she [head coach Muffet McGraw] said 'Natalie get off the court' and me being a freshman, not really thinking, I asked her 'Oh, which Natalie?' But the real landmark event is this: Achonwa passed Williams for first place in Fever history among Natalies. Updated: August 16, 2016 Natalie Achonwa #11 of Canada dribbles against Becky Hammon #9 of Russia during Women's Basketball on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Basketball Arena on July 28, 2012 in London, England. Gain points, rewards and get email updates from your Canadian Olympic Team. Natalie Achonwa made history in 2009 when she became the youngest player ever selected to the Canadian Senior National Team at age 16. By the time she finished at Notre Dame, Achonwa was third in games played (145), fourth in rebounds (970), twelfth in points (1546), and fifth in double-doubles (28). Achonwa recalled one story in particular that illustrates how the Natalie basketball boom led to unintended consequences for, really, all of us. But the real landmark event is this: Achonwa passed Williams for first place in Fever history among Natalies. Last season Achonwa passed Williams for most points by a Natalie with the Fever. She had made her international debut at the 2008 FIBA U-18 Americas Championships, again the youngest player selected at age 15, and helped Canada to the silver medal. Head coach of the Indiana Fever Marianne Stanley said that Achonwa was the finest Natalie she’s ever coached. She was team captain as a senior when she was also named to the All-American third team and All-ACC second team. On July 31, Natalie Achonwa passed Natalie Williams for fifth-most rebounds in Indiana Fever history, with 678 career rebounds. Greatness cannot be measured in stats alone, however. This is not to say that achieving Natalie greatness was easy. The MWLC aligned this initiative to meet Ms. Achonwa’s goal to empower women business owners. As a Natalie who didn’t grow up watching a Natalie in the league, I hope that the young Natalies at home are inspired by Achonwa and all of her Natalie and non-Natalie related accomplishments. Becky Hammon and Natalie Achonwa Photos Photos - Natalie Achonwa #11 of Canada dribbles against Becky Hammon #9 of Russia during Women's Basketball on Day …

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